While the many advantages of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery (less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays and recovery time, less scarring) have driven the global popularity of these advanced surgical techniques, laparoscopic surgery remains challenging to perform for a multitude of reasons:
- The mirror-image, “off-angle” view seen on the monitors from the laparoscope requires that the surgeon have a high level of dexterity, lengthening learning curves and limiting adoption
- The surgeon regularly depends on the skills of an assistant to hold and properly position the laparoscope in order to see where he or she is working
- View of instrument tips, most notably sharps and cautery, can be lost as the laparoscope is re-positioned multiple times throughout a procedure, leading to accidental injury of adjacent organs
- Continuous removal and reinsertion of the scope in and out of the body for cleaning or repositioning causes the camera lens to fog up, reducing visibility and team efficiency
- The cost for laparoscopic systems and annual maintenance contracts remains high
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